Keep in mind the ‘main thing’ we must do

What do you consider to be the most important issue facing Black people in America? Jobs?

Criminalizing Black protest – and Black people

Is #BlackLivesMatter a criminal organization that advocates attacks on and murder of White police officers?

Trump’s attack on immigrants of color is also about Blacks

I want to address this column quite explicitly to African Americans. If you are not African American, please feel free to read this, however. When you hear Donald Trump wail against immigrants, I hope that you understand that he is ...

Bishop Tutu’s dream

After the horror of the racist terrorist murders in Charleston, South Carolina, many of us have been crying out with questions about all the strife and violence permeating our nation. How long until America confronts its historic love affair with ...

Demonizing ‘Black Lives Matter’

Led by Fox News, conservatives are trying to discredit the #Black Lives Matter Movement by claiming incorrectly that it is a Black hate group that encourages the killing of police officers.

The explosion of ‘angry Black’ gunmen

Alison Parker, a rookie news reporter at WDJB, the Roanoke, Virginia, CBS affiliate, had turned 24 just days before she was murdered on Aug. 26. Her work partner, cameraman Adam Ward, was about to move to Charlotte, North Carolina, because ...

The value of labor, a fair living wage for all

“It is necessary to reaffirm that employment is necessary for society, for families and for individuals. Its primary value is the good of the human person, as it allows the individual to be fully realized … Therefore, it follows that ...

Post-Katrina: New Orleans’ illusion of an ‘inspiring’ recovery

Katrina does not need the word “Hurricane” as a descriptor; we are on a first name basis with her. Thousands died as a result of that storm, and others were abandoned, left to fend for themselves in unbearable heat, polluted ...

Gun violence is not the same as playing a video game

I used to play video games. I would play various video games, including those involving warfare and shooting. I would take pride if I could get my score up. I was thrilled when I was not ambushed. I would walk ...

‘Empowering communities. Changing lives.’

The Urban League of Greater Dallas and North Texas has served the greater Dallas area for 48 years. “Empowering communities. Changing lives.” This has always been its mission with the purpose of giving individuals and families the necessary tools to ...

Double standard: Covering violent tragedies

It’s sad enough when a violent crime mesmerizes the nation – such as the murder of nine African Americans in a Charleston, South Carolina, church, a fleeing Walter L. Scott being fatally shot in the back by North Charleston Patrolman ...

Welcome to the GOP’s enemies list

It’s getting more and more difficult to keep up with the lengthening list of people, groups and nations the Republican Party’s presidency-seekers are designating as targets.

Can Hillary survive email controversy?

If you had asked me just a year ago if former Secretary of State and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton would be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States I’d have replied “no question.” I expected a near-coronation on ...

Remembering the scope of Katrina, failure of the U.S.

There will be many remembrances written in light of the 10th anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster. There are a few points I would like to add as we reflect on the scope and depth of catastrophe.

Education reforms need nurturing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan said that Hurricane Katrina was the best thing to happen to schoolchildren in New Orleans because, prior to the storm, the city had one of the worst performing school districts in America.